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Transport Security Administration Gets to See You Nude.

I am not joking this is true,TSA actually gets to get a peek at your body through your clothes in the name of security. It is being done at the Phoenix airport as an alternative to pat down procedure and this scanning can look through a passengers clothing to detect weapons etc.

Barry Steinhardt, director of the ACLU’s technology and liberty program, objects to this on the grounds of invasion of privacy, since it reveals the human body graphically which is humiliating and embarrassing if the passenger knew about this technology. The passengers especially at times like this have no choice but to subject themselves to this search which is degrading and it cannot be considered voluntary and also the main concern is about the privacy safeguards. Read here.

 Nothing is totally safe and assurances of privacy that these images will be completely safegaurded is really beyond control, the most supposedly secure things get stolen, disseminated and have a way of getting into the wrong hands. I personally will be squirming if subjected to one of these scans. 


October 15, 2007 - Posted by | Airport security, privacy

1 Comment »

  1. I am a grad student at Auburn University and I am thesis involves Airport Security and the user experience. If you would please take a moment to take a survey your input would be greatly appreciated, just click the link below

    Click Here to take survey

    Comment by beau | December 4, 2007 | Reply

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